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Hartenberg Shiraz Harvest Festival

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Picking grapes at Hartenberg wine estate
Join the Hartenberg winemaking team in the vineyards and pick your own grapes at the Hartenberg Shiraz Harvest Festival on Saturday, 19 March in the heart of the Stellenbosch Winelands.

One of South Africa’s oldest producers of Shiraz, Hartenberg welcomes all lovers of this spicy varietal to join them for a morning’s grape picking headed by Winemaker Carl Schultz and Viticulturist Wilhelm Joubert, followed by an authentic harvest breakfast of coffee and baguettes in the vineyards.The good old fashioned harvest fun of treading the grapes by foot starts once the grapes are brought to the cellar. The cellar antics will be followed by a vertical tasting of three different Hartenberg Shiraz vintages from the barrel to the bottle, showing the consistency of quality and how the wine evolves over time. 

The Harvest day will end with an al fresco style lunch under the trees, accompanied by wine and music.

As one of the country’s leading Shiraz producers, Hartenberg has three standout examples of this varietal, the ever popular Hartenberg Estate Shiraz which has been going strong for almost 40 years, the exclusive Gravel Hill, considered South African Shiraz royalty and the more upfront The Stork, each expressing their own individuality and unique character. The first Hartenberg Shiraz stemmed from the 1974 vintage and today, the estate continues to enjoy an unmatched reputation for high-end quality and above all, consistency.

The Hartenberg Shiraz Harvest Festival starts at 07h30 for 08h00, on Saturday, 19 March, and tickets cost R450 per person, including the winetasting, breakfast and lunch. Booking is essential as tickets are limited. Call Tel: (+27)21-8652541, Email: [email protected]. Hartenberg Estate is situated on the Bottelary Road off the R304 to Stellenbosch.